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In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 poto, a billboard advertising medical marijuana is pictured along the Broadway Extension near Wilshire in Oklahoma City, Okla. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)

Oklahoma's GOP lawmakers want more medical pot regulations

Jan. 17, 2020 2:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some GOP lawmakers are taking steps to ban billboards that advertise medical marijuana, further limit where dispensaries can be located and make Oklahoma's medical pot program more transparent. Those lawmakers filed bills ahead of the Feb. 3 start of the legislative session, The...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo medical marijuana dispensary owner Chance Gilbert displays some of the marijuana he's grown at the Oklahoma Roots dispensary in Shawnee, Okla. Legislators in neighboring Kansas expect to have their most serious debate so far on legalizing marijuana for medical uses, partly because conservative Missouri and Oklahoma already have approved it. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy, File)

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

Jan. 17, 2020 1:42 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling high hopes for advocates who have been stymied by the state's prohibitionist roots and Republican-controlled Legislature. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill...

This photo  taken by an aerial survey team for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission shows an injured right whale calf swimming alongside its mother about 8 miles off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Conservationists say the newborn right whale was suffering from deep cuts on either side of its head, dismaying conservationists who closely monitor the southeast U.S. coast during winter for births among the critically endangered species.  ( Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission via AP)

Wounded baby whale gets antibiotic shot to improve grim odds

Jan. 16, 2020 4:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists succeeded in giving an antibiotic shot to a badly injured newborn whale they have been tracking off the coasts of Georgia and Florida, hoping to improve what experts stressed Thursday remain grim odds for the endangered sea animal. A crew of trained specialists got close...

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019 file photo, Joan Caleodis, of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, center, celebrates being one of the first patient sales of Ohio's Medical Marijuana program at Cresco Labs CY+ dispensary in Winterville, Ohio.  A year after Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains mostly satisfied with the program but looks forward to a day when prices for cannabis products drop. Caleodis, 56, said she spends around $300 a month at local dispensaries to buy patches along with dried flowers, cannabis oil that she vapes to help treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio reaches first year of state medical marijuana sales

Jan. 16, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A year after Joan Caleodis became the first person in Ohio to purchase state-sanctioned medical marijuana, she said she remains mostly satisfied with the program but looks forward to a day when prices for cannabis products drop. Caleodis, 56, of Martins Ferry in southeast Ohio, said she...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 15, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on building a technical center to serve the county: By now most eligible voters have likely decided where they stand on the Lee County School District’s proposed $15 million bond issue to construct a proposed career and...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Jan. 15, 2020 2:02 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Gadsden Times on developments with a long-awaited interstate extension project: With apologies to the Bard of Avon — and we’ll drop the part about the sweet fragrance — “What’s a road by any other name?” Local...

The Latest: Democratic debate ends with talk of hope for '20

Jan. 14, 2020 11:30 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the January Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Six Democratic presidential candidates have wrapped up their final debate before primary voting begins with talk of hope, defeating President Donald Trump and bringing a divided nation back...

Illinois warns shops against stockpiling weed amid shortages

Jan. 14, 2020 2:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say they are investigating apparent violations of a rule intended to prevent marijuana shops statewide from stockpiling weed from a single cultivator while also reminding retailers that they are required by law to keep enough product on hand for medical patients. Just...

Campaign to legalize marijuana offers ballot initiatives

Jan. 14, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A campaign to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana use has submitted two proposed ballot initiatives for state review, the group “New Approach Montana” announced. The first ballot proposal would legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults in Montana, establish a...